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    Collections Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Chicago History Museum.

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    I was interviewed by my former boss and another supervisor. The interview was no longer than 45 minutes.

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    I received a phone call several days later with an offer. There was no room to negotiate, and there was some question of my benefits after I was hired, in the months to come.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Communications Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Chicago History Museum in March 2013.

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    They asked 5-7 "finalists" to develop an exhibition idea, then create a complete marketing campaign with fully written, designed, and laid-out ads and other marketing materials, along with tactics to increase donations, memberships, attendance, etc. I would estimate I spent over 50 hours preparing for this spec presentation. (Without any compensation for the ideas/work.)

    Then I presented my campaign to a large group of over a dozen people. Then following that took part in a "group" interview where 8 people asked me questions. Afterwards, I was told two people would be chosen to return to meet with the HR director and a VP. I waited for over 3 weeks while I was informed about changes to the process and delays. Eventually, I asked how for an update and that's when I was told someone had been offered the position.

    There were people in the interview process who, I think, were not qualified to judge my work. Felt like a very dysfunctional group, with lots of duplication of effort and some positions that were entirely unnecessary.

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    • There were no difficult questions. Just too many people asking them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Visitor Services Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Chicago History Museum in September 2011.

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    A very long process. The whole thing takes a month though, it's a lower mid level job. 2interviews and then one with some department heads.

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    • I already worked there so it was mostly about the work I had already done.   Answer Question
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    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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